Buck Showalter thrust his arm into the air, then stood back and savored watching his surprising Baltimore Orioles celebrate on the field.
Even amid the Washington Nationals' division championship season, there are plenty of Orioles fans still rooted in the area to enjoy Baltimore's even more improbable run to the playoffs. Naturally, some fans left once the Nationals arrived and many now cheer for both teams, but the Orioles are far from a forgotten team in Washington.
The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making.
Will Power loves riding the streets of Baltimore, and it's not just because the IndyCar points leader has enjoyed magnificent success at the fledgling venue.
Adam LaRoche couldn't remember the exact swing, or what the result of it was. But two months ago, while the Washington Nationals were in Colorado witnessing an offensive awakening, LaRoche remembered the moment Ryan Zimmerman returned to the dugout and felt relief.
Hall of Fame infielder Cal Ripken Jr. plans to speak about last week's abduction of his mother.
Jim Thome arrived at Camden Yards on Sunday, eager to become a regular in the Baltimore Orioles lineup and to make a good team even better.
We got our first inkling this year of what a true Nationals-Orioles rivalry could be like. And what it could be like is heavenly, like a snow cone on a summer day — sweet, refreshing and not nearly long-lasting enough.
The sound it made off of Jesus Flores' bat was so clean. It was flush, and loud, and pure. One crack of the bat like that, it seemed, and the Washington Nationals' night of offensive misery at Camden Yards against Jason Hammel was over.